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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2001
Describes the ALPHA series of publications, an action-research project on literacy and education. Explains that ALPHA began as a literacy movement in Quebec, Canada, and is now focused on alternative education, basic education, and sustainable communities throughout the world. (Contains 26 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2000
Reports that the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was administered to 20 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1998. IALS identified a very large proportion of adults with very low levels of literacy, most of whom did not see literacy as being crucial to their well being. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Testing, Cross Cultural Studies